POL6101 - International Public Management

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to identify significant recent and current international trends and developments in public management theories and practices; examine the processes and related debates about the nature and impact of globalization, internationalization, diffusion and transfer in public sector management and reform; illustrate and analyse the diversity, complexity and dynamics of public sector management through the study of key public management reforms in the international arena and in the Asia-Pacific and European regions in particular; recognize the importance, strengths and weaknesses of the activities of transnational and regional organizations such as the World Bank, OECD, etc., in the development, dissemination and evaluation of public management reforms; and encourage the development of the academic skills needed to organize, summarize, interpret, evaluate and discuss critically, both orally and in writing, scholarly articles, factual information and official data relating to the development and implementation of specific public management developments in a variety of different jurisdictions.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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